Video: Why Sanwo-Olu won’t get second term – LP’s Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour

The Governorship candidate of Labour Partyin Lagos state, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour has said that the incumbent Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu will not get a second term.

He said that Sanwo-Olu, who is seeking to be re-elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress cannot win the March 11 gubernatorial elections.

According to the MIT graduate, the reason the governor will lose at the polls is because he is running for the same office.

Rhodes-Vivour stated this while appearing as a guest on Menisms podcast where he also said that he feels bad for Sanwo-Olu because he cannot do much of what he intends because of the structure of his party, APC.

He said that the sitting governor might have the biggest plans for Lagos but by virtue of the party structure that he is in, he would not be able to do a tenth of it.

The LP guber candidate further drew a comparison with the immediate past governor, Akinwunmi Ambode who was voted out after just one term because he tried to transform Lagos.

He said that in a bid not to suffer the same fate, Sanwo-Olu might find himself holding back on doing things which go contrary to what the party wants.

Watch him speak below:

Meanwhile, the lawmaker-elect for Oredo Federal Constituency of Edo State in the House of Representatives, Esosa Iyawe says he was planning to relocate out of Nigeria before being lucky to win the legislative seat on the platform of Labour Party.

The 40-year-old said the high cost of living in the country was the key reason he was thinking of leaving but he changed his mind after he was declared winner of the February 25 House of Reps election.

According to the graduate of Benson Idahosa University, he believes he was able to defeat seasoned politicians because people saw a reflection of themselves in him.

Iyawe said; At one point, I even had plans of relocating to another country because the more one works, the less one gets as the naira loses value daily. The cost of living is high while inflation is also skyrocketing even though Nigeria is blessed with natural resources. A lot of countries don’t have one-10th of what we have but they are living well due to proper planning while we are still battling to make things work for several years and we remain underdeveloped.

So, I decided to put my hat in the ring to ensure that if Obi became the president, I would assist in making and supporting bills that would enable him to function well as one of his disciples. I believe that we need laws based on common sense to make things work. As an engineer, I believe that I have the capacity to do things that will positively impact the people of Oredo. That was why I actually jumped into the race. I believe people saw themselves in me. They saw me as a commoner like them, who they could relate with. They see that I go to the same market as they do. I buy fuel at the same price they buy it and I also feel the pain they feel. We all went out to campaign but the people saw that I was sincere and wanted to have a new person who could relate to them.